Leader photo/JOE WEISER Brandywine goalkeeper Brock Hartline makes a save against South Bend Trinity Monday.

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‘Cats’ season struggles continue

Published 8:46pm Monday, October 1, 2012

The Brandywine soccer program’s season-long struggles continued Monday evening as the Trinity Titans came to town and downed the Bobcats by a score of 7-1 in a game that was never competitive.

Titan senior forward Jonathan Critchlow scored two goals in the game’s first six-minutes and Trinity would add four more to its total while holding the Bobcats (4-11-1) scoreless heading into the halftime break.

With the score already at 6-0 and given the way both sides had been playing, it seemed highly probable that the “mercy rule” would be called into affect early in the second half.

To the Bobcats’ credit they were able to stave off having the game ended in that fashion.

Though only managing to register four shots on goal in the game, in the 52nd minute of the match Brandywine sophomore forward Zachary Schmidt beat Trinity goalie Alex Kil in a one-on-one situation to score Brandywine’s lone goal of the contest.

Crithlow would complete his attempt to get a hat trick scoring his third and his team’s final goal in the 81st minute.

Although this tumultuous season has been frustrating and stressful for Brandywine head coach Evan Winkler, he was hopeful that his team could persevere through their hardships and learn lessons both about playing the game and life in general.

“We’re playing for pride right now. It shows a lot about your character, kind of, who you are as a person when you can be down as we’ve been down and not quit,” he said. “These kids work hard and they never quit. It shows a lot about them. Hopefully, things can start to click for us.”

The Bobcats hit the pitch again Wednesday when they face Coloma at home at 5 p.m.

Score Summary
Trinity… 7
Brandywine… 1

Halftime Score
Trinity 6, Brandywine 0

Trinity Goals
Jonathon Critchlow (3)
Kevin Ackermann (2)
Bobby Cramer
David Preuss

Brandywine Goal
Zachary Schmidt

Shots on Goal
Trinity 15, Brandywine 4

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